[Distutils] PEP453 - Explicit bootstrapping of pip in Python installations

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 18:02:07 CEST 2013

On 30 August 2013 14:44, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:

> The Windows and OSX installers distributed by Python.org will automatically
> attempt to run ``python -m getpip`` by default however the ``make install``
> and ``make altinstall`` commands of the source distribution will not.

Presumably the uninstaller components of these installers should similarly
uninstall pip before uninstalling Python. Would something like a "python -m
getpip uninstall" command be worthwhile to support this? (That's probably a
question for the authors of the installers to answer, as I don't know if
such a command would be needed - I suspect that the Windows MSI installer
just records what files it installs and uninstalls them, so it may not be
needed there).

But otherwise +1 on this PEP.

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